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Our research program is designed to understand the typical and atypical development of human vision. We hope to impact the clinical care of young patients to provide lifelong benefit. We incorporate expertise in human vision, visual neuroscience, the statistics of the natural environment, visual optics, ocular motor performance, computer vision and clinical care. Our work has been funded by the National Eye Institute since 2003 and has built on our studies of the quality of the visual information that reaches the developing brain and how young infants and children can use that information to interact with the world. These studies have implications for our understanding of human visual development, the clinical care of young patients, the design of assistive devices for patients with visual impairment, and the design of novel technologies for education and leisure. We collaborate with groups studying questions ranging from optometric and ophthalmological clinical care to binocular vision, computer vision and higher-level cognitive development. We are an interdisciplinary group that benefits from these diverse perspectives.
- Retinal image quality and postnatal visual experience during infancy. Candy TR, Wang J, Ravikumar S. Optom Vis Sci. 2009 Jun;86(6):E556-71. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e3181a76e6f.
- The Importance of the Interaction Between Ocular Motor Function and Vision During Human Infancy. Candy TR. Annu Rev Vis Sci. 2019 Sep 15;5:201-221. doi: 10.1146/annurev-vision-091718-014741.
- Recent understanding of binocular vision in the natural environment with clinical implications. Candy TR, Cormack LK. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2022 May;88:101014. doi: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2021.101014. Epub 2021 Oct 6.
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Funding supporting the Lab
National Eye Institute:
ROI EY014460 Candy (PI) 2003-2026
Accommodation and Defocus in the
Infant Visual System
Fight For Sight PostDoctoral Fellowships:
Shrikant Bharadwaj 2008-2009
Vidhyapriya Sreenivasan 2014-2015
Lab Phone number: 812-855-4959
Lab Email Account: [email protected]